Adam Lee Sterling charged in Leo Daniel Kohorst's homicide
Adam Lee Sterling has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his roommate, Leo Daniel Kohorst.
Police found Kohorst dead on a couch at 3013 18th Avenue South early Sunday morning with "significant trauma" to his head so bad they suspected at first it may have come from a shotgun blast.
The medical examiner later concluded that Kohorst had been beaten over the head at least 22 times by a crowbar or a claw hammer.
A witness told police he'd found Kohorst dead on the couch with blood spattered on the wall behind him and Sterling standing over him.
According to the complaint, Sterling "often wears women's clothes," and was seen earlier on the day of the murder wearing a green skirt and black leggings. Acting on a warrant, police searched the building and didn't find the clothes, but they did discover blood on Sterling's "high heel sandals."
Sterling told police that the blood got on him when he pulled the blanket over Kohorst. He also said he showered up to look presentable for an expected police interview, and that he'd called 911. But since the only registered 911 call came from the witness, and the cops found inconsistencies in his story, they arrested him.
The home belonged to Kohorst. He was remodeling it, and renting rooms, and two of his tenants were Sterling and the witness.
Previous 2010 Minneapolis Homicides:
- Oct. 17: Leo Daniel Kohorst
- Oct. 2: Maurice Meeks, 35
- Sept. 25: Timothy Wayne Wilson, 28
- Sept. 17: Christopher de Ronde, 21
- Aug. 14: Charles Kentrell Jones, 17
- Aug. 3: Charles Anthony Means, 21
- July 28: Carl Antoine Miller, 47
- July 25: Gilbert Jordan, 28
- June 21: Cordale Moore, 26
- July 11: Lashon Scott, 27
- July 11: Tirso Cruz Gomez, 24
- July 5: Anthony Titus, 16
- July 2: Lionel Franklin, 38
- June 13: Andrew James Battees, 16
- June 12: Phelandis Depure Jackson, 29
- June 10: Matthew Deon Johnson, 22
- May 29: Cedric Hunter Jr., 18
- May 24: Derrick Gregory Martin, 20
- May 21: Anton Warren, 31
- May 21: Romaze Stevens, 30
- May 4: DeCarl Antonio Starr, 18
- April 28: Amy Terborg, 28
- April 8: Tony Gale, 37
- April 2: Pauline Nash, 42
- March 30: Kenneth Sims, 21
- March 23: Robert Blake Castonguay, 26
- March 17: James E. King Jr., 20
- February 27: Alisha Neely, 17
- February 13: Drew Heinkle, 25
- February 4: Michael Fonta, 45
- January 17: Marvin Ray Maynard, 16
- January 20: Orlando Keith Nunn, 21
- January 8: Walter Lee Dolley Jr., 19
- January 6: Abdifatah Warfa, 28
- January 6: Mohamed Warfa, 30
- January 6: Anwar Mohammed, 31
- January 2: Dontae D. Johnson, 31